The photographers standing before the Danau Sentani Lake.
The photographers standing before the Danau Sentani Lake.
Rufous-Bellied Kookabura in Nimbokrang
Rufous-Bellied Kookabura in Nimbokrang
The old logging road in Nimbokrang, Papua, a stones through from the PNG border.
The old logging road in Nimbokrang, Papua, a stones through from the PNG border.
Pak Martinus teaches Manu to use a machete. Martinus could take out whole trees with that thing.
Pak Martinus teaches Manu to use a machete. Martinus could take out whole trees with that thing.
Manu looks good wielding a knife, am I right?
Manu looks good wielding a knife, am I right?
A giant roosting 50cm long Papuan Frogmouth and his wife, which is below and to the right, obscured by a leaf.
A giant roosting 50cm long Papuan Frogmouth and his wife, which is below and to the right, obscured by a leaf.
Cassowary print! This is as close as we got to the 'yeti of birds'
Cassowary print! This is as close as we got to the 'yeti of birds'
Blue-Black Kingfisher in Nimbokrang
Blue-Black Kingfisher in Nimbokrang
The forest edge in Nimbokrang
The forest edge in Nimbokrang
A juvenile Red-Cheeked Parrot waits for its parents.
A juvenile Red-Cheeked Parrot waits for its parents.
Jamil and his wife Suri were excellent hosts. Here seen with their grandson and what appears to be a giant.
Jamil and his wife Suri were excellent hosts. Here seen with their grandson and what appears to be a giant.
View over the Danau Sentani Lake on the way to Nimbokrang.
View over the Danau Sentani Lake on the way to Nimbokrang.
In the end we saw the Pale-Billed Sicklebill, the Magnificent Riflebird, the Lesser, the Red, the Twelve-Wired, and Glossy Manucode Birds of Paradise in Papua.
In the end we saw the Pale-Billed Sicklebill, the Magnificent Riflebird, the Lesser, the Red, the Twelve-Wired, and Glossy Manucode Birds of Paradise in Papua.
View from a sandbar towards 'Little Kri Island," in Raja Ampat Islands, Papua.
View from a sandbar towards 'Little Kri Island," in Raja Ampat Islands, Papua.
Our snorkeling boat, parked at the sandbar.
Our snorkeling boat, parked at the sandbar.
Common Paradise Kingfisher on Kri Island
Common Paradise Kingfisher on Kri Island
View from the homestay across the causeway. Great snorkeling out front.
View from the homestay across the causeway. Great snorkeling out front.
Sunset at Koranu Fyak "Homestay".
Sunset at Koranu Fyak "Homestay".
Houses in Sapokren village on the 'main island' of Waigeo.
Houses in Sapokren village on the 'main island' of Waigeo.
Sapokren Village is about 15km by motorbike from Waisai. It is a base to see the Wilson's and the Red Birds of Paradise.
Sapokren Village is about 15km by motorbike from Waisai. It is a base to see the Wilson's and the Red Birds of Paradise.
The peer at Sapokren Village.
The peer at Sapokren Village.
"The Catch" These guys caught the fish off the peer in Sapokren and then had to take a boat out to get it.
"The Catch" These guys caught the fish off the peer in Sapokren and then had to take a boat out to get it.
The little one was so excited you would have thought he caught the fish!
The little one was so excited you would have thought he caught the fish!
A very proud little dude. Face turned very serious when I got the camera out.
A very proud little dude. Face turned very serious when I got the camera out.
Get that female! A Red Bird of Paradise swoops in to start his courting dance.
Get that female! A Red Bird of Paradise swoops in to start his courting dance.
Not impressed, the lady Red BOP moves to a safer distance.
Not impressed, the lady Red BOP moves to a safer distance.
Getting the right girl is hard work.
Getting the right girl is hard work.
A Sapokren village youth shows off his toy boat.
A Sapokren village youth shows off his toy boat.
The kids used a styrofoam box to do some surfing.
The kids used a styrofoam box to do some surfing.
View over the bay towards Sapokren on Waigeo Island.
View over the bay towards Sapokren on Waigeo Island.
The Wilson's Bird of Paradise, considered by some to be the most beautiful bird in the world.
The Wilson's Bird of Paradise, considered by some to be the most beautiful bird in the world.
A lady Wilson's inspects a potential mate. The male Wilson's puffs out his green chest shield.
A lady Wilson's inspects a potential mate. The male Wilson's puffs out his green chest shield.
Our guides for the Birds of Paradise in Sapokren. Someone in this picture felt very tall.
Our guides for the Birds of Paradise in Sapokren. Someone in this picture felt very tall.
Out for a boat ride in Sapokren.
Out for a boat ride in Sapokren.